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The Shelfbar Story

Do you want beautiful floating shelves — ranging from a small shelf positioned “just so” to take everyday bits and pieces, a larger shelf above a radiator, or more substantial shelves — maybe a neat three-shelf practical working bookcase or corner bookcase, or perhaps an eight shelf floor-to-ceiling bookcase or full-size alcove shelves — all with no visible brackets?

Shelving in various forms is available from a wide range of retailers. But if you are after a real “fitted finish” floating shelf or bookcase, fixed and painted to blend with your decorations as you choose, the choice is limited. Usually, it’s a case of finding a carpenter or make it yourself. Skilled craftsmen often are not easy to find and tend naturally to prefer larger projects.

The Shelfbar® system works through a combination of a unique design and fixing system applied to the best quality engineered materials and manufacturing. All painting is after installation to achieve the best fully fitted finish. Not just for trade professionals, these high performance floating shelves can be successfully installed using everyday DIY skills.

The result is beautiful, strong floating shelving, painted to blend with your colour scheme — precise match, gentle toning or bright contrasts as you prefer. While solving shelving dilemmas, the uncluttered bracketless installation enhances the appearance of a room, adds scale and even makes small rooms look larger. Shelfbar shelves are timeless and less is more. Our shelves are strong to carry any reasonable book weight and also elegant for precious item display.

How strong are Shelfbar shelves ?

This question can be answered a number of ways, but we think “can they take my books?” is the load measure most people want to know.

All Shelfbar® designs have been tested on a range of solid wall and plasterboard surfaces and they can easily support as many books as can reasonably be fitted on them. With no bend, no wobble and no sag.

We have put the bookcase shelves which have the additional ‘bookend’ wire supports through some extreme tests – take a look at this photo, but please DO NOT TEST OR USE the shelves like this yourself, we just wanted to test beyond the bookcase shelves’ reasonable limits.

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About Shelfbar...

Do you want beautiful floating shelves – ranging from a small shelf positioned ‘just so’ to take everyday bits and pieces, or a larger shelf above a radiator...

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What Our Customers Say

Sarah Holmes

“ Really happy with the quality of your product - I needed some heavy duty shelves for my office but wanted them to look good too. This product ticks all those boxes! ”

Michael Durbridge

“ I was incredibly impressed with the service, quality and fittings for the shelves you supplied. They look amazing and I am very pleased with the end result. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and family! ”

Mrs Aston

“ We have been delighted with the service firstly and the product is amazing. We have previously had floating shelves and they were useless. The Shelfbar design is faultless! ”
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What Our Customers Say

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Our unique design and fixing system

The Shelfbar® system works through a combination of a unique design and fixing system applied to the best quality engineered materials and manufacturing. All painting is after installation to achieve the best fully fitted finish. Not just for trade professionals, these high performance floating shelves can be successfully installed using everyday DIY skills

How strong are Shelfbar shelves?

We could answer this question in several ways, but we think “can they take my books?” is the load measure most people want to know.

All Shelfbar® designs have been tested on a range of solid wall and plasterboard surfaces and they can easily support as many books as can reasonably be fitted on them. With no bend, no wobble and no sag.

We have put some of our products through some additional extreme testing - Please take a look at the photos of these at How Strong?
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Why Choose a Shelfbar Installation Kit?

Unique fixing system allows you to create your own high performance fully fitted floating shelves, strong to carry any reasonable book weight and elegant for precious item display. Select from a range of single, bookcase,…

Looking for a bespoke floating shelf or shelves ?

Tell us what you need and we'll be in touch to give you a quote
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